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The family of former police officer Mohamed Noor react to his sentencing at Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 7, 2019. - Former police officer Mohamed Noor, 33, was sentenced Friday to 12 years and six months in prison for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had been trying to report a crime. Noor was convicted in April of second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder in the 2017 death of Justine Damond. Noor was responding to her report of a possible sexual assault in an alley in Minneapolis. 

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The 15 best photos from the 2019 Indy 500, from the race to the Snake Pit

Amy Klobuchar

US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announces her candidacy for president during a snow fall on February 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Klobuchar joined the ever-growing field of contenders hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in the 2020 White House race.

Jayme Closs "is the hero"

Held captive for 88 days, Jayme Closs fell into the arms of her family Friday, having freed herself from the man authorities believe murdered her parents and then kept her against her will in a secluded home in northwestern Wisconsin.

AFP presents a photo essay of 34 images by photographer Kerem Yucel taken between 20 and 23rd of October 2018 at a mostly Native Americans homeless encampment that continues growing in south Minneapolis, Minnesota. - At the tent city for homeless people, the path is strewn with used syringes. Some are shooting up in the open. Dozens have been found unconscious. At least two have died. Most of the more than 200 people here are Native Americans, who have spontaneously gathered over the past few months in this otherwise economically prosperous city. The existence of the camp against a backdrop of gleaming skyscrapers is shining a light on a homelessness crisis sparked by a lack of affordable housing, mental health care and drug addiction treatment. Native Americans are disproportionately affected in all cases

Ilhan Omar, assignment for AFP

Somali-American state legislator Ilhan Omar claimed victory in her primary in Minnesota in August 2018, putting her on track to become one of the first female Muslim members of the US House of Representatives.

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#Farmer Bill Sorg walks his fields in #Hastings, #Minnesota, on October 3, 2018. US President Donald Trump has visited Minnesota twice in less than six months. Political strategists are parachuting in from Washington. The writing is on the wall: this is a critical election battleground state.
It is also a state where a much heralded Democratic "blue wave" could crest, or peter out, in next month's midterms. Minnesota, nicknamed the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since Richard Nixon, in 1972.
But in 2016, Trump came close to snatching the state from Hillary Clinton.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump listen as he speaks during a campaign rally at Mayo Civic Centre in Rochester, Minnesota, on October 4, 2018. 
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Mohamed Noor, center, accompanied by his legal team, Peter Wold and Tom Plunkett, arrive to argue pretrial motions at a probable cause hearing for the ex-Minneapolis police officer Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis.

Muslim worshippers kneel in prayer at the US Bank Stadium during celebrations for Eid al-Adha on August 21, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - The US Bank Stadium, home of the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, is hosting thousands for the event that organizers are calling Super Eid. The holiday, one of the holiest of the year for Muslims, honors the Prophet Ibrahim, also known as Abraham in Judaism and Christianity, and comes at the end of annual hajj pilgrimage..

Fans listen to the national anthem prior to the Vikings and San Francisco 49'ers game at US-Bank Stadium on September 09, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

on assignment with Aynur Dogan, is one of the most well-known musicians from #Turkey, she is a musical and cultural icon of the #Kurdish people. Aynur Dogan was in #Minneapolis yesterday at The Cedar Cultural Center.

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